EY will release their 2014 information security survey. The survey, published every year focuses on the issues facing information security pros for the coming year. Many of the trends identified in the report are trends that Forrester has seen evolve in the past two years. At the same time these trends are accelerating rate. I am one analyst that is reluctant to paint information security with the Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt (FUD) brush but after reading the EY report I am not sure that FUD is inaccurate. We live in challenging times and the EY report validates this assertion. For example their research shows:
- Attack power on the part of adversaries continues to grow. The capabilities and attack power of the adversary are on the rise. Criminal syndicates hacktivists, and state sponsored attackers top EY's respondents list of top attack sources. This is not surprising based on the level of political instability in the world and the financial gains cybercrime can provide criminal groups derive from cybercrime.